Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Best Bets: Arden Park Roots in Concert Saturday, May 18 at Casa Sorrento in Salinas

   What: Arden Park Roots in concert
   Where: Casa Sorrento, 393 Salinas St., Salinas
   When: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18
   Sacramento's Arden Park Roots deliver funky, crowd-pleasing California Reggae-Rock that has earned them loads of accolades in thestate capital. 
   The band has taken the Sacramento music awards, aka "The Sammies," twice for "Best Reggae/Rock/Funk band." In 2012, the band was inducted into the "Sammies" Hall of Fame. 
   The band has been on the road grinding and spreading its conscious vibe, touring the east coast and performing songs from its most recent album, “Pipe Dreams.” 
   $5 cover. For information, call 757-2720, or see

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Best Bets: Clyde Carson and more in concert Friday, May 17 at Fox Theater in Salinas

   What: Clyde Carson, HD of Bearfaced, Lil Raider, J-Blaze, Jay Rezz and more in concert

   Where: Fox Theater Salinas, 241 Main St., Salinas
   When: 8 p.m. Friday, May 17
   Oakland rapper Clyde Carson first saw success as front man for popular Bay Area act The Team. 
   Regional hits like "Hyphy Juice" and 2012's "Slow Down" helped Carson maintain a presence on the radio airwaves, while his recent mixtape "Something To Speak About" helped fuel the recent Bay Area rap revival.                                                                                                                 
Salinas rapper Jay Rezz performs
Friday at Fox Theater Salinas
  Friday's show also features performances from HD of Bearfaced, Lil Raider, J-Blaze, Lil Ro, Yung-D, Varcity, Yung Ant, Thomas Alex and up and coming Salinas rapper Jay Rezz. 

  $20 advance tickets available at Tickle Me Pink, 1294 N. Main St., Salinas. For information, call 510-827-0444 or 229-9907.

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Best Bets: Forrest Day & The Suborbitals Thursday, May 16 @ Carmel Bar & Grill

What: Forrest Day, The Suborbitals in concert
Where: Carmel Bar and Grill, 3601 The Barnyard, Carmel
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16
   Locals pining for the days of Monterey Live (count us among them) get a double dose of nostalgia Thursday night in Carmel. Bay Area firestarter Forest Day brings his jolly band of misfits and songs from his new album, "The Second." 
   There's no real way to describe the sound and energy, so we'll just say this — imagine The Muppet's "Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem" band come to life. Yup, that about sums itup. 
   Opening is the masked men of The Suborbitals and their own category-defying brand of style and sound. En Vivo Monterey. Siempre!
   $15 cover. This show is 21 and over. See or

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

City of Salinas and Youth Commission announce Salinas Youth Poet Laureate competition

  The City of Salinas and the city's Youth Commission hosts a poetry competition at 6 p.m. June 1 to find the city's first Youth Poet Laureate.
  The competition takes place at Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main St., Salinas. It is open to any Salinas resident age 13-19.
  The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and serve for one year as the city's poet laureate.
  For information, call 758-7217. See the press release below for full information.

Name of Organization: City of Salinas, Youth Commission
Event: Salinas Youth Poet Laureate
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 6:00pm.
Place: Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main Street
Fee: Contest Entry and Event Admission Free

   Become the first Salinas Youth Poet Laureate for one year and receive $1000.00! The contest is open to any resident of Salinas aged 13-19.
   All styles of poetry are welcome. Poetry performed must be original work. Term of the Poet Laureate is for one year.
   For information, call 758-7217 or email  See our Face Book page Salinas Youth Poet for more information.

   For more information call: 758-7476

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